Murder Past Due Book Summary and Study Guide

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Assistant Reference Librarian (and Dr. of Paleopathology!) Megan Clark has a plan to celebrate the six month anniversary of her mystery reading group, Murder by the Yard. She and her sidekick, Dr. Ryan Stevens are planning a tour of famous Amarillo murder sites. At one of the sites, the Gorman mansion, a young bride was strangled and her new husband, the obvious suspect, committed suicide a year later. The young husband's grandfather asks Megan and the reading group to solve the case once and for all. The obvious suspects are the Gorman family themselves and it becomes very clear that Megan is now the target of one of them. The romantic attachment between Megan and Ryan continues to grow as the work to solve this 20 year old murder.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   very humorous How difficult to spot villain?    -   Moderately Challenging Time/era of story:    -   1980's-1999 What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   60% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   "All in the family" murder    -   solving long-past murder Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards lover Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   scientist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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